The government is working on a policy to ensure power plants have surplus availability of coal, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today.
In 2016-17, there has been decline of coal stocks at pitheads the top of a mining pit or coal shaft of Coal India Limited (CIL) as well as at power plants, said union minister Piyush Goyal.
All power plants, which are over 25 years old, will be phased out and converted into ‘super critical plants’ to augment generation capacity and reduce pollution, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.
India is making remarkable advancements in nuclear technology and is a very important partner of International Atomic Energy Agency, the global nuclear watchdog’s Director General Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday.
Power companies that win coal contracts with the Coal India Ltd (CIL) in the forthcoming auctions will have to ensure that they sign long and medium-term contracts for power supply with discoms within two years.
NTPC, the largest Indian power generation company plans to set up fair price pharmacies near its power plants. To begin with it would be setting up 10 such pharmacies which would later be increased.
Coal supplies to power plants and other consumers are likely to be hit from Wednesday when four large central trade unions, representing almost 80% of the 3.4 lakh strong workforce at Coal India,
Narendra Modi govt looks to bring efficiencies into power production, allows private plants to bid for coal with states
Private power plants can now procure coal from state governments’ coal reserve, which is allocated for power production
Coal India (CIL), the monopoly producer of the fuel in India, will hire about 4,800 business graduates over the next five years as it seeks to cement its global leadership status while scouting clean-energy revenue options.
Capacity utilisation of coal-fired power plants has risen to 60.5 per cent in December from a low of 52 per cent in August, a significant growth after years of decline, official data shows